Divide By Zero – Answer to No One

Divide By Zero
Answer to No One

It has been a long time since I’ve heard anything like this. There once was a day when stuff similar to this was all I listened to. Divide by Zero plays melodic punk with a strong smattering of indie and emo influences to boot, all with a mid 90s feel to it.

For the most part, the meat of Answer to No One is bass-driven with the guitars just strumming out the melodies. Here and there the melodies lean towards the more intricate work of At the Drive-In, but only on rare occassion. The vocals also have a slightly raw tone to them similar to Casket Lottery. This is all good and well, but I’ve heard it before, and it was better the first time.
The songs tend to drag on a bit with most of them lasting between four and six minutes. The songs don’t really have enough movement to keep the listener interested all the way through, and they get a bit repetative. The guitar tone is also a little thin and could be mixed in with the bass a little better.

Frankly, the main problem with the album is I just don’t feel a lot of energy in Divide By Zero’s playing. However, these guys are supposedly pretty good live, so maybe I’m just missing the experience. Regardless, Answer to No One isn’t much to speak of.